Category Archive for: Press Releases

JCPA Response to Escalation of Violence in Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2021

In the past few days there has been an escalation of violence in Jerusalem and, more recently, seven Hamas rockets fired at Israeli cities. Israel is currently in a state of emergency. JCPA condemns the incitement by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and urges all parties to do what they can to deescalate the situation.…

JCPA Network Adopts Four New Resolutions at 2021 National Virtual Conference

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 27, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly adopted four new resolutions during the JCPA2021 national virtual conference, from April 25-26, 2021. They focus on voter access, genocide against the Uyghur people, climate change, and the Abraham Accords. Each year, JCPA convenes its Delegates Assembly—representatives of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils…

JCPA Opposes Decision to Maintain Record Low Refugee Admissions Cap for FY21

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 16, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes President Biden’s decision to maintain the record low refugee admissions cap of 15,000 for the remainder of the 2021 fiscal year. “The President is falling short of his promise to rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program and restore our nation’s commitment to…

JCPA Sends Senate Judiciary Committee Letter Regarding Kristen Clarke’s Civil Rights Record

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 6, 2021

On April 6, JCPA sent the letter below to Senate Judiciary Committee members repudiating misleading allegations of antisemitism made against Kristen Clarke, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Click here for a PDF version of the letter or see below. -- Honorable Dick Durbin, Chairman Honorable Chuck Grassley,…

Statement of Solidarity with Asian American-Pacific Islander Communities

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 17, 2021

(Atlanta – March 17, 2021) – As members of Atlanta’s Jewish community, The Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander women and their communities against hate and violence. We mourn for the loss of life and our thoughts are with all the victims and their families.…

American Jewish organizations condemn military rule in Burma, call for U.S. action

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2021 Contact: Tammy Gilden American Jewish organizations condemn military rule in Burma, call for U.S. action The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN) condemns the military’s coup in Burma (Myanmar), its brutal crackdown on peaceful protests, and the unjust and arbitrary detention and arrest of democratic leaders, activists, and protestors.…

JCPA Expresses Concern About the Reopening of Temporary Influx Shelter for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 24, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is concerned about the Administration’s decision to reopen a temporary influx shelter in Texas for unaccompanied immigrant children. We are concerned that this may mark a return to temporary measures that have resulted in added trauma and abuse for this extremely vulnerable population. Unlike…

JCPA Releases “First 100 Days” Recommendations for the Biden-Harris Administration

by tgilden

  • Posted on January 13, 2021

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is the network hub of the Jewish community relations field, representing over 125 local community relations councils and 16 national Jewish organizations, including the four denominations of American Judaism (Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Reconstructionist). JCPA convenes its network to grapple with pressing issues of the day, build consensus…